Traffic Ticket Discrimination Against Out-of-Towners Everywhere, But Crystal Lake and

The Chicago Tribune released results of a study of traffic ticket data that shows whether police departments discriminate in favor of their own residents. In the towns studied in McHenry County Crystal Lake and Harvard stood out as being even-handed. … Continue reading

Harvard Re-Cycling Saturday

A press release from the Environmental Defenders of McHenry County: DEFENDERS’ RECYCLING DRIVE – Harvard, June 11th Recycling Drive accepts TVs, fluorescent tubes, electronics, Styrofoam™, more! WOODSTOCK – On Saturday, June 11th, the Environmental Defenders of McHenry County (EDMC) will conduct … Continue reading

Tax Takes for Cities and Villages

Below is what cities and villages in McHenry County did to property taxpayers last year and what can be expected this year: City or village INCR / DECR INCR / DECR 2015 – 2014 2014 – 2013 IN TOTAL TAX … Continue reading

Elected Officials in McHenry County in IMRF Pension System

Thought folks might like to know what elected officials besides most McHenry County Board members participate in the pension fund of the Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund (IMRF). I filed a Freedom of Information Request asking for the following: “All employers … Continue reading

Effective Tax Rates in McHenry County

The only way to compare property tax burdens is to divide one’s property tax bill by the value of one’s home. That’s what the Chicago Tribune did in November of 2015. The effective tax rates found for McHenry County towns … Continue reading

McHenry County Home Values Rising

“The median home value in McHenry County is $184,300,” according to the web site Zillow. “McHenry County home values have gone up 3.1% over the past year and Zillow predicts they will rise 2.9% within the next year. “The median … Continue reading

Enterprise Zone Approved in McHenry County

At the McHenry County Board meting Tuesday, Charlie Eldridge announced the approval by Governor Bruce Rauner of the Harvard-Woodstock Enterprise Zone. Crediting former County Board Chairwoman Tina Hill with great assistance. Eldridge said that the McHenry County designation was one … Continue reading

Unseatbelted Harvard Man Dies in Paulson Road Pickup Crash

A press release from the McHenry County Sheriff’s Office: Sheriff’s Office Investigates Single Vehicle Fatal Crash Richard J. Shields, 58, of Harvard was pronounced dead after a single vehicle crash in the 2300 block of Paulson Road, at 4:24 a.m. today … Continue reading